28 of the Funniest Tweets from Friday, February 2, 2024
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a 50-foot woman! Nearly 70 years after Allison Hayes grew into a giantess, terrorizing California and a cheating husband, Warner Bros. is developing a remake of the 1958 cult classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. And who better to tackle such surreal source material but the master of weird himself Tim Burton? The Sweeney Todd director will receive some assistance from a woman who is no stranger to deeply complicated women as Gillian Flynn is writing the screenplay. The news comes on the heels of Burton’s Beetlejuice sequel getting its official title: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice (just be careful not to say it a third time otherwise you might summon a third installment). The Gone Girl scribe, on the other hand, is taking another stab at adapting her 2009 novel Dark Places as a limited series with HBO. The novel was previously adapted as a feature in 2015 to widely disappointing results.
While everyone and their conservative uncle wonders if Taylor Swift will make it to Vegas from her Japanese tour dates to watch beau Travis Kelce take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, some other exciting news broke about a special halftime performance. Usher will be headlining the Apple Music Halftime Show, but SpongeBob SquarePants and the Band Geeks will be kickin off Nickelodeon’s coverage of the game with a polished rendition of “Sweet Victory.” The iconic song from the show’s second season will be remastered with fresh CGI for a more modern audience. The performance is yet another case of the NFL working to create experiences for people of all ages, and not just angry fathers screaming about their team covering the spread.
Lastly, we’ve got some seriously funny tweets squeaking through in the nick of time as the long week takes us into a much needed weekend. Today’s most hilarious ones include those about someone really optimistic about Amelia Earhart’s safe return, a meal that would send Gordon Ramsay into cardiac arrest and porn bots that can’t read the room.